When her name and telephone number are found in the pocket of an elderly man who died in a small Chicago boarding house, single mother Ellie Foreman tries to find out what her connection is with the deceased, an investigation that leads deep into the heart of a mystery with roots more than fifty years in the past and to secrets hidden in the heart of Chicago's Jewish community. Original.
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An Eye For Murder was a personal journey for me. Not so much because it was the first Ellie Foreman mystery, but because of its backstory which involves my late mother and father in law.
My husband's parents were "off the boat" from Germany-- his mother, Lucy, in 1938, his father, Fred, in 1939. His mother cleaned houses in New York while she learned English. She used to tell us how she scrubbed Danny Kaye's floors.
Fred, the sole survivor of his family, was drafted six months after he arrived in the US. But instead of going to boot camp, he was shipped up to Canada where he trained with William Stephenson (A Man Called Intrepid) who, as many of you know, was one of the founders of the OSS. Then Fred was sent back behind German lines to do intelligence work for the Allies. He came home in 1945.
Their story was so remarkable I knew I had to write about it. I hope you enjoy the result.
Originally from Washington, D.C., Libby Hellmann has lived in the Chicago area almost twenty-five years. When not writing, Libby coaches individuals in presentation and interview skills. She also writes and produces videos. She holds a MFA in film production from New York University and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania. Libby lives with her husband, two teenagers, and a beagle.
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Book Description Berkley, 2002. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11042518739X